By Winnie The Fashionista | May 15, 2018
You might have watched a hair tutorial by your favourite hair Youtuber. When she shows you how to do a twist-out, it turns out perfect. Then you decide to try it on your hair. What could possibly go wrong? Well, everything. Everything went wrong. First, your hair is frizzy. Second, where are the twist-outs? Who turned out the lights? Why am I late for work?
Before I was able to do perfect twist-outs, I experienced all these things. But from my experience, I was able to learn a few tips and tricks to help you up your twist-out game. You’ll soon be giving tutorials yourself.
Make sure your hair is damp. This means it should have some water but not completely wet or completely dry. The sweet spot is about 90% dry. The dampness helps the hair to be malleable and the twists will dry into that style.
Divide your hair into 4 sections to make it easier to work with. Working without sections makes it frustrating and overwhelming. Sections make sure no hair is left out.
On each twist, use some leave-in conditioner then a moisturizer and follow up with coconut oil then castor oil to seal in the moisture. The point of using product is to ensure your hair remains moisturized when you’re wearing the style.
When twisting, make sure they’re tight enough, neat and well finished. This will ensure that when you take down the twists, they will look perfect. Use a mirror if you must. Also, make sure you dedicate enough time so that they come out perfect.
Taking down the twists when the hair is not fully dry…That’s a no-no. This is a mistake of gigantic proportions. If you do this, you will end up with major shrinkage, frizz and undefined twists.
As a person who has low hair density, I have learnt to work around it. If you’re like me, divide the hair into smaller twists. Once you undo the twists, separate them as much as possible without ruining the definition you have worked so hard to achieve. Also, pick the roots with a comb. This will give the desired volume.
Even twists have become more of a fashion statement than a protective style. Try these Chic Twist Hairstyles for Natural Hair and turn heads at your next party.
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